Littleton Apartment Fire
At 05:19 on November 17th, 2018 Littleton Fire Rescue and South Metro Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 5829 South Datura St. Littleton Police Officers were first to arrive on scene at the 6-story senior housing building and immediately began assisting and rescuing residents. Firefighters advanced a hose line inside the building and quickly extinguished heavy fire conditions inside a 1st floor apartment. 1 person was trapped on a 2nd floor balcony and was rescued by firefighters using a ground ladder. With several people immediately identified with smoke inhalation and injuries the incident was reclassified as a “MCI” – mass casualty incident, which prompted the response of additional ambulances and fire crews. Heavy smoke conditions in the hallways and apartment units created a dangerous environment for the residents who were temporarily relocated to the Life Center across the street. A total of 13 people were transported to the hospital, 3 in serious condition and 10 in stable condition. The American Red Cross established a shelter for displaced residents at the Littleton United Methodist Church at 5894 S. Datura St. until the building can be reoccupied or other housing arrangements can be made. Approximately 100 first responders including law enforcement, firefighters and paramedics responded to the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Units on Scene:
Littleton: Chief 10, EMS10, OEM10, Bureau 10, Bureau 11, Engine 11, Medic 11, Ladder 12, Medic 12, Engine 13, Medic 13, Engine 14, Engine 15, Engine 16, Engine 17, Medic 17, Tower 18, Medic 18, Engine 19, Rehab 12
South Metro: District 3, Battalion 32, Bureau 31, Bureau 55, PIO30, Engine 33, Engine 38, Medic 33, Medic 37, OEM3, Rescue 34 & Tower 32
MetCom: IDT1 & IDT2
West Metro Fire Rescue: District 3, Engine 12